If you read Mommy of the Bride regularly, it’ll come as no surprise that I enjoy writing and blogging observations and family stories. The flip side of freelance writing is marketing the material. Not so much my cup of tea.
Fresher analogy: If " writing" were my baby –marketing would be akin to diapering the kid. Essential, but not so pleasant. At least not until after the initial step.
Now, almost two years after publishing my memoir Staying Alive: A Love Story, this little writer is going to market once again. The endeavor takes great planning, and then getting here and there to (the best part) readers and professionals in the book industry.
If you are near the here and there I’ll be showing up at, join me for a chat, a talk, a reading. Through the summer I’ll be in NYC, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
- Saturday, June 22 I’m honored to have been invited to participate on a panel on marketing – of all things(!) -- at the New York Book Festival being held at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway, 49 West 42nd Street. It’s an all-day event and it’s free! Staying Alive: A Love Story just received an honorable mention in the Festival’s “"annual competition honoring books that deserve greater attention from the world’s publishing capital," according to the NY Book Fest website (http://newyorkbookfestival.com/).I'm a tad nervous about the trip and requisite schmoozing! We’ll see what happens.
- Monday, June 24 I’ll be at the Agawam (MA) Public Library (750 Cooper Street) for READLocal, along with fifteen other area writers for a meet and greet. The event starts at 6 PM.
- Saturday, July 13 you’ll find me (and only me) at Bank Street Books ( 53 West Main St.) in Mystic, CT from noon to one. Great vacation spot, Mystic is. The bookstore is in the heart of the pretty town.
There are more CT and MA visits coming in September too.
And while I’m in marketing mode – allow me to ask a favor. If you've read the memoir, please take a few minutes to leave a short review on the book's Amazon , bn.com, or Goodreads site.